taste illusion

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • gustatory illusion —    Also known as taste illusion. The term gustatory illusion is indebted to the Latin noun gustus, which means taste. It is used to denote an aberrant taste sensation occurring in the presence of a tastant. The group of gustatory illusions… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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  • olfactory illusion —    Also known as smell illusion. The term olfactory illusion is indebted to the Latin verb ol(e)facere, which means to smell. It refers to an aberrant olfactory sensation experienced in the presence of an actual odour. The group of olfactory… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • dysgeusia —    The term dysgeusia comes from the Greek adjective dus (bad) and the Latin noun gustum (taste). It refers to an alteration or distortion of the sense of taste in response to normal chemore ceptor stimulation, as in eating or drinking. It… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • parageusia —    Also known as paragustia. The term parageu sia comes from the Greek adjective para (beside, near, resembling, accessory to, beyond, apart from, abnormal) and the Latin noun gustum (taste). It refers to the perception of foul or spoiled foods… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hypergeusia —    The term hypergeusia comes from the Greek prefix huper (to exceed a certain boundary) and the Latin noun gustum (taste). It refers to a chemosensory disorder characterized by an increased taste sensitivity to some or all tastants. Hypergeusia… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Gustatory system — The gustatory system is the sensory system for the sense of taste. Importance Humans require a way to distinguish between safe and dangerous foods. Bitter and sour foods we find unpleasant, while salty, sweet, and meaty tasting foods generally… …   Wikipedia

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